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Hong Kong Classic Drink: Red Bean Ice

This blog post is sponsored by Surrey BC Events.

Virtual Surrey Fusion Festival is now live until October 24, 2021, in participation with Cultural Days. In this festival, you are invited to join our cultural cooking challenge and share a traditional dish via photo, Instagram story, or video for a chance to win one of the four $250 gift cards for Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. Each week has a different theme, including appetizers (week 1), drinks, entrees, and a dish you have never made before. You will be able to find more details here about this Cultural Cooking Challenge. Today, I would be creating a classic drink, Red Bean Ice, from my hometown, Hong Kong. And I hope this will give you guys some inspiration for your submission as well.

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Peach oolong tea - pigoutyvr

The Best Summer Detox Drink: Peach Oolong Tea

Vancouver’s summer is getting out of control this year, and sadly we don’t have an air conditioner at home. So I am trying to make different cold, refreshing drinks to get by while working from home. I made Peach Oolong Tea the other day, and I wanted to share this amazing summer detox drink with you all. It is a simple and quick recipe, and feel free to share your ways to stay cool this summer.

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Thai Milk Tea - pigoutyvr

Easy Thai Milk Tea Recipe

Thai Milk Tea is known for its creaminess and sweetness. Authentic Thai milk tea is a mix of black tea, spices, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. Though I have never tried the authentic ones from Thailand, I’ve done some research and did a few trials with recipes online. And I finally come up with the perfect recipe. It is easy, with ingredients that are more commonly found in your kitchen.

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Purple yam pearls - pigoutyvr

2-Ingredient Purple Yam Pearls (Ube Pearls)

After 3 weeks, I decided to get my hands on pearls. Though I have been ordering delivery service occasionally to satisfy my bubble tea crave, it is different to make pearls by hand. Unlike brown sugar pearls, Purple Yam Pearls (or Ube Pearls) is definitely a healthier and easier version. I enjoy pairing the pearls with milk, with fresh purple yam bits. As mentioned, this is a 100% successful recipe and family-friendly. For me, I just made them while watching TVB at night.

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